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Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

4 reviews

kerrence30's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75

My preconceived notions of this book were found to be unjustified. Although the nature of the story is hugely challenging the main concept is thoroughly discussed in the conversations between characters and helps to educate on the variety of mindsets from the time. There is no possible defence for the historical wrongdoing to the enslaved black in America, and this novel really highlights a series of lived experiences which is lost or forgotten in today’s world. It is undeniably a tough read, but one worth partaking, particularly by those not POC, if nothing else to educate and humble.

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nicky_t's review

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

As I am writing this review, it’s hard to ignore that I have just finished the book. The ending quarter of the book is an incredibly emotional payoff to the first three quarters of the book which are a bit slower paced. The book is, admittedly, problematic and it can be hard to separate my modern sensibilities from the ideas of the time. However, it would be foolish not to acknowledge the profound impact that this book had. And after finishing the book, I’m not surprised that it did. 

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cnohero's review

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challenging dark emotional informative reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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peachani's review against another edition

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sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.5


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